Friday, April 2, 2010

Vegan? Vegetarian? Nutritarian!

  • Vegetarian - A person who eats no meat.
  • Vegan - A person who eats no animal food.
  • Nutritarian - A person who eats only foods rich in nutrients.  .
Vegan is what I have been calling myself when actually I am more nutritarian. I admire the moral commitment vegans have regarding animals. To call myself vegan, when I don't think eating animals is a transgression, is probably viewed as villainous amongst very virtuous vegans (how's that for alliteration?).

Eventually I will include the occasional egg in my diet, and I might have a bit of ham this Easter, probably a deviled egg, and for sure a small slice of my 4 Day Coconut Cake (eggs, sour cream, oil, lots of sugar). Out of respect to vegans, I must change my title to Nutritarian. A person who eats only foods rich in nutrients. No room in the diet for less nutrient food (meat, dairy, eggs, fat, sugar, processed food).

What food do I eat? Click Here.

The word "nutritarian" is not on my spell check.
I have finally settled on calling this style of eating "Plant Based" diet. I like that label best of all.


Jasmin said...

Hey. :)
I agree on preferring the term 'plant-based'; it's a great term, because it doesn't feel limiting at all. I'm an ethical vegan as well as a 'nutritarian' and I like to call my diet a 'high raw, plant-based diet'.
I'm pretty sure, though, that you can find vegan alternatives for ANY food there is nowadays, it's easy to be vegan, if one wants to. :)
Nice post & great blog!

Wendy said...

Hi! I just found your blog! I think you will like mine too . . . we share a similar experience!

p.s. you look fabulous!